No Injuries in Huntington Station House Fire

Credit: Scott Dalrymple
Credit: Scott Dalrymple
The occupants of a Huntington Station home safely evacuated an early morning fire Thursday after they were alerted by a nearby security officer, authorities said. 

The fire, which officials began outside the Engelke Avenue home, spread into the attic and second floor, causing significant damage to the house. 
The Huntington Manor Fire Department was dispatched to at about 3 a.m. First arriving units confirmed a working fire with flames showing. With three engines and two ladder trucks, 35 firefighters began an aggressive attack on the blaze which was brought under control within 15 minutes.

The Dix Hills Fire Department assisted with a rapid intervention team at the scene, while the Melville Fire Department supplied an engine to standby at Huntington Manor's headquarters.

Units were under the command of Chief Fred Steenson, Jr., with operations support by Assistant Chiefs Frank McQuade and Jon Hoffmann.  

The three who were in the house were sleeping when a Huntington Town security officer, who was checking Koster Park, spotted the fire across the street, and alerted them.

Suffolk Police Arson Squad and Huntington Town fire marshal are investigating the fire.

Suffolk County Fire Coordinators were also on the scene providing assistance. There were no injuries reported. 

Text by Steve Silverman
CAPICU June 13, 2014 at 09:39 AM
Congratulations go to the security officer, who spotted the working fire, showing its flames at 3am.


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